Case Western Reserve University has offered MD-PhD training since 1956 for students aspiring to careers combining academic medicine and biomedical research. This program was among the first to be awarded NIH funding and carry the designation Medical Scientist Training Program over 30 years ago. The CWRU MSTP provides an outstanding opportunity for students to obtain combined MD-PhD training and launch careers as physician-scientists. The CWRU CTSTP is a branch of the MSTP devoted to research training in clinical and translational research areas.

Featured Student


Michael Katsnelson

Department: Pathology

Featured publication:

Katsnelson MA, Lozada-Soto KM, Russo HM, Miller BA, Dubyak GR. NLRP3 inflammasome signaling is activated by low-level lysosome disruption but inhibited by extensive lysosome disruption: roles for K+ efflux and Ca2+ influx. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2016 Jul 1;311(1):C83-C100. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00298.2015. Epub 2016 May 11. PubMed PMID: 27170638; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4967136.


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